The LG2 as rendered by Farida Guitars of Elderly Instruments

Discussion in 'Gibson Acoustic Forum' started by Gibtone, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Gibtone

    Gibtone New Member

    There is no doubt that I have been a long time fan of Gibson Acoustics. There is no other brand that I prefer. Gibson has a sound that is proprietary to itself.
    I also prefer Gibson electrics. The only surviving member of my electric guitar "collection" is a solitary SG Faded Special. I sold off all of my other guitars and kept the Gibson. I think I fell in love with Gibson when I first saw the 1966 Gibson (green covered) Catalog and when I heard The Rolling Stones and The Beatles and Bob Dylan using Gibson Acoustics. Nuff on to the point of this post. I wish I could afford a Gibson acoustic these days but they are too far out of my price range. I was hoping that Gibson would have done with acoustics what they did with the TRIBUTE series of electrics thus bringing the cost down to below the $1000 mark. But alas and alack they have not. Which now brings me to the crux of this post. I have heard some generally good things about the Elderly Designed Farida LG2 reproductions. They run from $400 to $1100, with the higher end having fully solid woods being used. Even the lower price point, the Old Town 22 has a solid Sitka spruce top. Do any of you out there have hands on experience with this line of guitars? Any advice is welcomed.
    I have owned Gibson Acoustics way back in the past and I only wish I had them now. Some of them were: a late Sixties J30 (or some such number below 45). It was a "plain Jane" model...but it rang out oh so true. I also had a 1973 Dove; a 1970 J45; an SJ 100. I also went through a slew of Gibson Les Pauls, SG's, a 1964 or 65 non-reverse (really reversed) Firebird, a couple of ES 335's, a pelham green mid-sixties Epiphone Casino (wow, rare) and a whole bunch of Teles and Strats, too. All of which if I still owned would be a solid nest egg for sure.
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